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LANGUAGE LESSONS - Smells fishy
Thread poster: Gudrun Wolfrath

Claudio Abate  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 06:44
English to Italian
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Watch out this is to confirm that the following email is a scam Jan 18, 2017

I have received on January 15th 2017 the following email davidpaul815@gmail.com signed by a certain David Paul
________________________
Hello,
I and my colleagues will like to register for 4 weeks Italian Language
lessons with you, during our stay in Italy. We are 4 adults (2 men and 2
women) and we are all absolute beginners.
Date: 6th February - 3rd March 2017
Please check the availability and
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I have received on January 15th 2017 the following email davidpaul815@gmail.com signed by a certain David Paul
________________________
Hello,
I and my colleagues will like to register for 4 weeks Italian Language
lessons with you, during our stay in Italy. We are 4 adults (2 men and 2
women) and we are all absolute beginners.
Date: 6th February - 3rd March 2017
Please check the availability and get back to me with the total cost.
We are all Australian Nationals and between the ages of 28-43yrs.The names
of the participants are as follows:
1)David Paul
2)Andrew Murphy
3)Sarah Otterburn
4)Janet Fisher
As soon as we confirm the availability and charge rate,we will issue an
advance payment before our arrival.


We do not necessarily need a certificate at the end of the lessons,all we want is to know the basics of Italian Language,I mean the day to day of the language.


If not available at the requested dates could you please suggest available dates.

Waiting to hear from you.
Regards,
David Paul
200A Bromley Road,
Catford,London
Se6 2ts
United Kingdom
_____________________________

It's defintely a scam.
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Angélica Guzmán-Miralles
Spain
Local time: 06:44
English to Spanish
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Got the same just a minutes ago! Mar 28, 2017

These guys are really eager to become polyglots!

http://www.findmyfavouriteteacher.com/teachers-fullprofile.php?student_id=S0026621

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These guys are really eager to become polyglots!

http://www.findmyfavouriteteacher.com/teachers-fullprofile.php?student_id=S0026621

http://forum.bvnt2.org/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;sa=topics;u=740

I suspected as I live in a very small city and this is the second time in two or three years that I receive the very same email. Apart from scammers they are also reeeeeally stupid.

This is what I received today:

Date: 24th April - 19th May 2017

Please check the availability and get back to me with the total cost.

We are all Australian Nationals and between the ages of 28-43yrs.The names
of the participants are as follows:

1)Frank Paul

2)Andrew Murphy

3)Sarah Otterburn

4)Janet Fisher

As soon as we confirm the availability and charge rate,we will issue an
advance payment before our arrival.

We do not necessarily need a certificate at the end of the lessons,all we want is to know the basics of Spanish Language,I mean the day to day of the language.

If not available at the requested dates could you please suggest available dates.

Waiting to hear from you.

Regards,
Frank Paul
200A Bromley Road,
Catford,London
Se6 2ts
United Kingdom
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Maite Herranz  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 06:44
German to Spanish
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Thank you so much Mar 28, 2017

Thank you so much. I just received it and was wondering...

 

Silke Streit  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 06:44
Member (2003)
Dutch to German
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Got the same Apr 3, 2017

Hello,

I and my colleagues will like to register for 4 weeks Spanish Language
lessons with you, during our stay in Spain. We are 4 adults (2 men and 2
women) and we are all absolute beginners.

Date: 24th April - 19th May 2017

Please check the availability and get back to me with the total cost.

We are all Australian Nationals and between the ages of 28-43yrs.The names
of the participants are as follows:

1)Frank Pa
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Hello,

I and my colleagues will like to register for 4 weeks Spanish Language
lessons with you, during our stay in Spain. We are 4 adults (2 men and 2
women) and we are all absolute beginners.

Date: 24th April - 19th May 2017

Please check the availability and get back to me with the total cost.

We are all Australian Nationals and between the ages of 28-43yrs.The names
of the participants are as follows:

1)Frank Paul

2)Andrew Murphy

3)Sarah Otterburn

4)Janet Fisher

As soon as we confirm the availability and charge rate,we will issue an
advance payment before our arrival.

We do not necessarily need a certificate at the end of the lessons,all we want is to know the basics of Spanish Language,I mean the day to day of the language.

If not available at the requested dates could you please suggest available dates.

Waiting to hear from you.

Regards,
Frank Paul
200A Bromley Road,
Catford,London
Se6 2ts
United Kingdom
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Tony M
France
Local time: 06:44
Member
French to English
+ ...
All the warning signs of an obvious scam Apr 3, 2017

This has been going around for several years already.

1) Too much unnecessary info
2) Coming on holiday for specific dates — yet alternative dates are invited?
3) The offer of advance payment is a BIG RED WARNING BELL!

Stay safe, folks!


 

Monika Roehl  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 06:44
German to English
+ ...
Polyglot May 8, 2017

A few days ago, I received the same inquiry for German lessons. The English mistakes in the email made me wary. I found a Spanish-language entry online about fraudulent checks and then this site.
So, be wary,
Monika


 

Maxi Schwarz  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:44
German to English
+ ...
the scam works like this May 8, 2017

(It's been discussed a few times in a teacher forum)

They send you a fake cheque which looks real. You deposit it. There is some unfortunate circumstance so that they can't make it after all, and they ask for a refund. You send them the refund with your real money, their cheque is finally discovered to be fake, you they're richer by the amount that you are poorer. In one such correspondence the teacher reported humourously that the daughter turned into a son half ways through.


 

mitranslator
Spain
SCAM!! They almost get me!! Careful, they're still kicking! May 11, 2017

Dear Maria,

Thank you very much for your mail,and am okay with all you said about the cost. We will arrive on 28th May 2017,and the lessons will commence on the 29th May for 4 weeks, So I will appreciate if you can be teaching us the group(2 women and 2 men)Spanish Language lessons.We are moving to your area because we are having a contract with United Nations in Spain and during the period of 4 weeks we shall be undergoing some training.

We actually prefer to co
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Dear Maria,

Thank you very much for your mail,and am okay with all you said about the cost. We will arrive on 28th May 2017,and the lessons will commence on the 29th May for 4 weeks, So I will appreciate if you can be teaching us the group(2 women and 2 men)Spanish Language lessons.We are moving to your area because we are having a contract with United Nations in Spain and during the period of 4 weeks we shall be undergoing some training.

We actually prefer to come to you as our place of accommodation might not be suitable for the lessons.

We are okay to have the lessons as agreed in your previous mail.And the United Nations are responsible for all payments of all our needs including the lesson fees and their mode of payment is by certified bank Check.

We have also made arrangements with a Cab Company that will provide us the Cab and driver that will be driving us to and fro the lessons and driving us back home after the lessons.

Now a certified Bank Cheque of 4200Euros from our sponsors will be forwarded to you immediately to cover the cost of your services.

Once you receive the certified bank cheque, deposit the cheque in your bank account to get the clearance for the cash,after which you deduct the cost of your services and forward the balance to the cab company,I will provide you with their contact details as soon as we conclude with them.

All the bank charges will be deducted from the cheque. Kindly provide the following details, for the certified cheque to be made out in your preferred name and forwarded to you immediately;

* Your full name (as to be written on cheque)
* Your full address (for easy cheque delivery)
* Valid telephone number (for easy communication)
* Fax number (if you have any )

Like I mentioned in my previous mail we do not necessarily need a certificate at the end of the lessons.


Regards,
Fiona Paul
200A Bromley Road,
Catford,London
Se6 2ts
United Kingdom
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pasc  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:44
English to French
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I just received a similar one, but for French lessons ! Jun 19, 2017

from David Matheew

 

teressa2207
France
french language Jun 29, 2017

same - french language....

Hello,

I and my colleagues will like to register for 4 weeks French Language
lessons with you, during our stay in France. We are 4 adults (2 men and 2
women) and we are all absolute beginners.

Date: 24th July - 21st August 2017

Please check the availability and get back to me with the total cost.

We are all Australian Nationals and between the ages of 28-43yrs.The names
of the participan
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same - french language....

Hello,

I and my colleagues will like to register for 4 weeks French Language
lessons with you, during our stay in France. We are 4 adults (2 men and 2
women) and we are all absolute beginners.

Date: 24th July - 21st August 2017

Please check the availability and get back to me with the total cost.

We are all Australian Nationals and between the ages of 28-43yrs.The names
of the participants are as follows:

1)David Matheew

2)Frank Paul

3)Sarah James

4)Janet Fisher

As soon as we confirm the availability and charge rate,we will issue an
advance payment before our arrival.

We do not necessarily need a certificate at the end of the lessons,all we want is to know the basics of French Language,I mean the day to day of the language.

If not available at the requested dates could you please suggest available dates.

Waiting to hear from you.

Regards,
David Matheew
200A Bromley Road,
Catford,London
Se6 2ts
United Kingdom
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Ana Merchan  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 00:44
Member (2013)
English to Spanish
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They are still kicking!! Apr 10, 2018

Hello,

Today I received an email that I assumed to be a scam attempt, because I don't teach at all, but I was curious and did some research - very glad I did! Here's what I received:

Subject: LANGUAGE LESSONS (no language specified!)

From: franciszamoragracia@gmail.com
Hello,

I and my colleagues will like to register for 4 weeks Language
lessons ... See more
Hello,

Today I received an email that I assumed to be a scam attempt, because I don't teach at all, but I was curious and did some research - very glad I did! Here's what I received:

Subject: LANGUAGE LESSONS (no language specified!)

From: franciszamoragracia@gmail.com
Hello,

I and my colleagues will like to register for 4 weeks Language
lessons with you, during our stay in your country. We are 4 adults (2 men and 2
women) and we are all absolute beginners.

Date: 28th May - 22nd June 2018

Please check the availability and get back to me with the total cost.

We are all Australian Nationals and between the ages of 28-43yrs.


As soon as we confirm the availability and charge rate,we will issue an
advance payment before our arrival.

We do not necessarily need a certificate at the end of the lessons,all we want is to know the basics of the Language,I mean the day to day of the language.

If not available at the requested dates could you please suggest available dates as out dates and times are flexible..

Waiting to hear from you.

Regards,
Francis Zamora
128 Pound Hill,Crawley
Rh10 7yu
United Kingdom


Colleagues beware! They're obviously sourcing email addresses from professional linguist sites...
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Olga Vinogradova  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 06:44
Member (2018)
Swedish to Russian
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Fraud - Swedish language this time Apr 12, 2018

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Frank Paul
Date: 2018-04-12 1:02 GMT+02:00
Subject: LANGUAGE LESSONS
To: Frank Paul


Hello,

I and my colleagues will like to register for 4 weeks Swedish Language
lessons with you, during our stay in Sweden. We are 4 adults (2 men and 2
women) and we are all absolute beginners.

Date: 28th May - 22nd June 2018

Please check the availability and get back to m
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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Frank Paul
Date: 2018-04-12 1:02 GMT+02:00
Subject: LANGUAGE LESSONS
To: Frank Paul


Hello,

I and my colleagues will like to register for 4 weeks Swedish Language
lessons with you, during our stay in Sweden. We are 4 adults (2 men and 2
women) and we are all absolute beginners.

Date: 28th May - 22nd June 2018

Please check the availability and get back to me with the total cost.

We are all Australian Nationals and between the ages of 28-43yrs.The names
of the participants are as follows:

1)Frank Paul

2)Tony Martins

3)Fiona Paul

4) Michel James

As soon as we confirm the availability and charge rate,we will issue an
advance payment before our arrival.

We do not necessarily need a certificate at the end of the lessons,all we want is to know the basics of Swedish Language,I mean the day to day of the language.

If not available at the requested dates could you please suggest available dates as out dates and times are flexible..

Waiting to hear from you.

Regards,
Frank Paul
128 Pound Hill,Crawley
Rh10 7yu
United Kingdom
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Emilio Gironda  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:44
English to Spanish
+ ...
A real SCAM Apr 19, 2018

I went along with it and I got this email:

Thank you very much for your mail,and am okay with all you said about the cost. We will arrive on 27th May 2018,and the lessons will commence on the 28th May for 4 weeks, So I will appreciate if you can be teaching the group(2 women and 2 men)Spanish Language lessons.We are moving to your area because We are having a contract with World Heritage in Peru and during the period of 4 weeks we shall be undergoing some training.

We
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I went along with it and I got this email:

Thank you very much for your mail,and am okay with all you said about the cost. We will arrive on 27th May 2018,and the lessons will commence on the 28th May for 4 weeks, So I will appreciate if you can be teaching the group(2 women and 2 men)Spanish Language lessons.We are moving to your area because We are having a contract with World Heritage in Peru and during the period of 4 weeks we shall be undergoing some training.

We are okay to have the lessons as agreed in your previous mail.And the World Heritage UK are responsible for all payments of all our needs including the lesson fees and their mode of payment is by certified bank Check.

We have also made arrangements with a Cab Company that will provide us a Cab and driver that will be driving us to and fro the lessons and driving them back home after the lessons.

Now a certified Bank Cheque of 4200Euros from our sponsors will be forwarded to you immediately to cover the cost of your services.

Once you receive the certified bank cheque, deposit the cheque in your bank account to get the clearance for the cash,after which you deduct the cost of your services and forward the balance to the cab company,I will provide you with their contact details as soon as we conclude with them.

All the bank charges will be deducted from the cheque. Kindly provide the following details, for the certified cheque to be made out in your preferred name and forwarded to you immediately;

* Your full name (as to be written on cheque)
* Your full address (for easy cheque delivery)
* Valid telephone number (for easy communication)
* Fax number (if you have any )

Like I mentioned in my previous mail we do not necessarily need a certificate at the end of the lessons.


Best Regards,
Martins James
128 Pound Hill,Crawley
Rh10 7yu
United Kingdom
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So I replied as follows:

Everything sounds great Martins (is it your name or surname?) but.... sending you my personal information is a delicate matter.

Before I do so, could you send me full information on the four of you, please?

* CVs, and/or
* Facebook info, and/or
* Linkedin info, and/or
* World Heritage information about you guys?

I'm sure you will understand...
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Let's see what they have next!

EmGi/PERU
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Giovanna Gatti  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 06:44
Member (2016)
German to Italian
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I have got the same just a minutes ago! Nov 28, 2018

No comment!!!

 

Giovanna Gatti  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 06:44
Member (2016)
German to Italian
+ ...
Got the same just a few minutes ago! Nov 28, 2018

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